Serendipity - CSW Distributors

Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created with the Poetry Embossing Folder from the Couture Creations Elegance Collection for CSW Distributors today. I started this card with an embossed piece of Aluminum. I added a patina finish to the aluminum with a patina green finishing set and some color to the blooms with alcohol inks. With a few simple steps, its possible to add years of weathering in just minutes!

Step One: Emboss a piece of aluminum with the Poetry Embossing Folder and prime the surface with a clear sealant.

 Step Two: Using a paint brush, apply several coats of a copper metallic surfacer to the aluminum. While the last coat of metallic surfacer is still wet, randomly apply a patina green antiquing solution to the aluminum with a paint brush using a pouncing motion. Set aside to dry. Note: The Sophisticated Finishes Patina Green Set that I used is not a paint or faux finish. These chemicals cause copper, brass and bronze to oxidize as they might naturally, given years of exposure to the elements. The patina solutions work on genuine metals, like copper, brass and bronze, as well as non-metal surfaces, like wood, plaster, glass, ceramic, canvas, cardboard and plastic.

Step Three: Using a paint brush, apply color to the blooms with Alcohol Inks and let dry. Randomly apply a black tinting solution, or black paint or ink, to the aluminum for a grungy look. Let dry. Protect the aluminum with a coat of clear sealant.

Step Four: Mount the aluminum onto a card base and embellish to finish. Note: I mounted my aluminum piece onto a some cork, to add another fun layer of texture, and then onto a cardstock base. I then added a ribbon bow that I topped with a Vintage Gold Self Adhesive Gemstone. I finished my card with a sentiment sticker that I adhered with a piece of Foam Mounting Tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you live in the U.S. and would like to purchase this embossing folder, or any of the other fabulous products put out by Couture Creations, stop by the CropStop Store. Use Coupon Code DTDT to save 10% off your order!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723285 Elegance Collection - Poetry Embossing Folder
CO721990 Vintage Gold Self Adhesive Gemstones
CO721963 Foam Mounting Tape

Other Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Aluminum Sheet: Spellbinders; Sticker: Cosmo Cricket; Alcohol Ink: Ranger; Patina Green Set: Sophisticated Finishes; Primer/Sealer: Sophisticated Finishes; Black Tinting Solution: Sophisticated Finishes; Ink: Ranger; Other: Cork, Ribbon


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwww! This is amazing!! So GORGEOUS!!!!

  2. lovely layers and textures, beautiful creation Dana!!

  3. Woow, this is really beautiful Dana !! I love your use of metallic sheet + alcohol inks + patinas and your play with various textures and colours... Really gorgeous ! Well, I'm going to see what I missed also previously... :D xx

  4. What a fabulous background, thanks for sharing,
    Rosie x

  5. This is amazing, Dana! Love the techniques and texture.

  6. Oh wow. That looks awesome! Gotta get some tinting solution!

  7. Oh wow!!! This is amazing. TIme to get out the Sophisticated FInishes again!! Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  8. the look of distressed metal is so cool


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